BlackBerry 10.3 New Features

Here are all the new features you can expect to see in BlackBerry 10.3

By on May 15, 2014 at 2:17 PM.

Here are all the new features you can expect to see in BlackBerry 10.3

Other than getting into high-profile fights with Ryan Seacrest and T-Mobile, BlackBerry has been pretty quiet this year, in no small part because it’s officially started clamping down on leaks. However, the company decided to give the BlackBerry faithful a sneak peek at BlackBerry 10.3 on Thursday by writing a company blog post detailing 18 key new features that they can expect to see when the updated OS finally rolls out. More →

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5 Reasons to Download BBM

5 reasons iPhone and Android users should consider dumping their messaging apps for BBM

By on May 13, 2014 at 11:04 AM.

5 reasons iPhone and Android users should consider dumping their messaging apps for BBM

Just as BlackBerry appeared doomed to fade into irrelevancy, the company’s popular chat application BlackBerry Messenger stormed back on to the scene, making its way to the iOS and Android app stores. Pitting a well known brand against relative newcomers such as Kik, LINE and recent Facebook acquisition WhatsApp, BBM managed to quickly steal a huge segment of the audience for itself. In case you still haven’t given it a try, James Richardson makes a strong case for BBM in a recent article at CrackBerry, so we decided to share his favorite features to see if this list is enough to convert you. More →

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BlackBerry Magnum Leaked Pictures

New leak shows us the phone that won’t save BlackBerry

By on May 7, 2014 at 1:56 PM.

New leak shows us the phone that won’t save BlackBerry

BlackBerry is not quite ready to roll over and die, but phones like the BlackBerry Magnum shown in a fresh set of leaked images won’t make its fight for survival any easier in a world dominated by iOS and Android devices. CrackBerry has found a few pictures on Weibo that show a Bold-like BlackBerry Magnum, although it’s not clear whether such a device will launch anytime soon. More →

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T-Mobile BlackBerry Offer Samsung

T-Mobile trolls BlackBerry again, offers BlackBerry users a sweet deal on Samsung phones

By on April 22, 2014 at 3:05 PM.

T-Mobile trolls BlackBerry again, offers BlackBerry users a sweet deal on Samsung phones

T-Mobile under CEO John Legere never, ever stops trolling. Now that BlackBerry has decided to completely cut the “Uncarrier” off from selling its devices, 9to5Google points out that T-Mobile has decided to hit back by giving yet another special offer to BlackBerry fans by offering them gift cards of up to $200 if they switch to a new Samsung smartphone such as the Galaxy S5 or the Galaxy Note 3. This isn’t a short-term offer, either: Any T-Mobile customers who bought a BlackBerry at any time up until April 3rd this year can take advantage of this deal from now until the end of the year. More →

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BlackBerry NantHealth Startup Investment

Does BlackBerry finally know what it’s doing again?

By on April 16, 2014 at 2:56 PM.

Does BlackBerry finally know what it’s doing again?

It’s way too early to declare BlackBerry on the comeback trail, but Wired nonetheless finds a lot to like in the company’s recent investment in health tech startup NantHealth, a move that the publication calls BlackBerry’s “first good idea in years.” Why is this particular investment such a good idea? As Wired explains, it’s a sign that BlackBerry has really and truly thrown in the towel trying to compete with Apple and Google and is instead focussing on niche markets where its core strengths are actually valued. More →

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Top 10 Highest Paid Wireless CEOs

These are the 10 highest paid executives in the wireless industry

By on April 16, 2014 at 2:32 PM.

These are the 10 highest paid executives in the wireless industry

It pays to be an executive in one of the hottest industries on the planet. Very well, in fact. Fierce Wireless has compiled a list of the top 10 highest paid CEOs in the wireless industry in 2013, featuring many familiar faces, but leaving out some of the biggest names in the wireless world. As for notable omissions, Tim Cook didn’t rank among the top 10 for the first time in several years, and Stephen Elop disappeared as well. T-Mobile CEO John Legere is also absent from the list, but T-Mobile has yet to announce executive compensation for last year. More →

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BlackBerry BBM Heartbleed Patch

Not even BlackBerry can escape the Heartbleed bug

By on April 14, 2014 at 9:45 PM.

Not even BlackBerry can escape the Heartbleed bug

Here’s how you know that Heartbleed is a serious and widespread problem: Even BlackBerry is scrambling to push out patches for it. Although BlackBerry prides itself with being the world’s leader in mobile security, Reuters reports that it was caught flat-footed by the Heartbleed bug just like everyone else and is now planning “to release security updates for messaging software for Android and iOS devices by Friday to address vulnerabilities in programs” exposed by the massive new security flaw.

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Future BlackBerry Phones 2014

CEO Chen denies BlackBerry is planning to dump handsets

By on April 10, 2014 at 9:41 AM.

CEO Chen denies BlackBerry is planning to dump handsets

BlackBerry CEO John Chen didn’t get his reputation as a turnaround specialist by losing money for his companies. That’s why, in an interview with Reuters, Chen said that BlackBerry will not continue to make handsets if it can’t make money from them. More →

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BlackBerry T-Mobile Special Offer

Here’s one way for BlackBerry diehards to stick it to T-Mobile

By on April 8, 2014 at 4:09 PM.

Here’s one way for BlackBerry diehards to stick it to T-Mobile

If there’s one thing BlackBerry diehards hate more than Ryan Seacrest these days, it’s T-Mobile. The reason for this hatred stems T-Mobile’s ill-considered decision to send BlackBerry fans targeted promotions that encouraged them to switch to Apple’s iPhone, which obviously didn’t sit well with the remaining BlackBerry faithful. Although T-Mobile tried to make it up to them with new promotions on new BlackBerry 10 devices, BlackBerry itself decided to pull the plug on its relationship with the “Uncarrier” by revoking its right to sell its devices. More →

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T-Mobile BlackBerry Offer

T-Mobile CEO pens open letter to BlackBerry fans: ‘I’ll always fight for you’

By on April 4, 2014 at 12:59 PM.

T-Mobile CEO pens open letter to BlackBerry fans: ‘I’ll always fight for you’

The feud between struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry and scrappy wireless carrier T-Mobile is one that most people probably didn’t even know was taking place. And those who did know at one point have likely long since forgotten about it. If you’re one of the few people still tracking the ongoing fight, however, you were no doubt shocked when the ordeal came to a head earlier this week and BlackBerry decided to sever ties with the carrier, ending its long-standing agreement and preventing T-Mobile from selling new BlackBerry devices beginning later this month. Of course, things didn’t end there. More →

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BlackBerry Kopi Leaked Images

BlackBerry’s unreleased Kopi smartphone shown again in high-quality leaked pics

By on April 3, 2014 at 2:02 PM.

BlackBerry’s unreleased Kopi smartphone shown again in high-quality leaked pics

BlackBerry’s future remains as unclear as ever, but according to CEO John Chen, the one-time mobile giant will continue pumping out new devices as long as there are customers interested in buying them. One of those devices could be BlackBerry’s Kopi, a purportedly cheaper alternative to the high-end smartphones Chen alluded to last month. We revealed the Kopi late last year, and after months of silence, a new batch of high-quality photos have surfaced on Techrum, showcasing the phone from every possible angle. More →

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BlackBerry T-Mobile Discontinue

Beggars can be choosers: BlackBerry dumps T-Mobile following spat

By on April 2, 2014 at 8:10 AM.

Beggars can be choosers: BlackBerry dumps T-Mobile following spat

Some might consider holding a grudge while your company is struggling to stage a comeback ill-advised, but BlackBerry took it personally when T-Mobile recently had some fun at its expense. For those who don’t recall, T-Mobile recently offered subscribers a promotion where they would get extra money when trading in their BlackBerry smartphones towards the purchase of a new iPhone. BlackBerry CEO John Chen wasn’t shy in voicing his anger, and T-Mobile responded by rethinking its promotion. As it turns out, the changes didn’t matter and BlackBerry customers still abandoned the platform en masse in favor of Android and the iPhone.

Now, BlackBerry has decided to send T-Mobile a different kind of breakup letter. More →

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